Created by: HandiCraftKate
Project

Felted Cloche Hat

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be a afraid of getting wet and soapy!

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be a afraid of getting wet and soapy!

Q&A with HandiCraftKate

bubbadrake asked:
Hi there. I'm thinking about taking this class from you but I have a question. What do you mean by a cloche hat shaper mentioned in the materials list? How many felting novices have one? I am experienced at flat felting but I don't have any hat blocks. Please help.
HandiCraftKate answered:
Here is the hat shapers website: http://www.hatshapers.com/
Softouches asked:
I'd like to do this project, but, is there a kit of the needed items? I have never done this and have no idea where to start!
HandiCraftKate answered:
There is no kit as of right now unfortunately, but I would start with buying some merino wool from etsy or somewhere else. Once you have your wool just gather together the other item listed like the bubble wrap and dish soap. Order in a hat shaper too of course. Then once you have all of your supplies make the hat over a couple of days. Also I think there might be wet felting kits on etsy, I will look for you andpost it here if I find any.
Kathyscraft asked:
I find your work just fasinating. I posted your work on my wall facebook. love it!!!
HandiCraftKate answered:
Thanks so much Kathy!
idahomeow asked:
Is the flanged brim cloche ok for a 1st hat? I have done some felting, but nothing like this. The flanged version is by far my favorite.
HandiCraftKate answered:
Yeah, it is not much differnt from the regular cloche - I say go for it!
babymoon asked:
I have never work with this material is this a good class to begin with?
HandiCraftKate answered:
Yes, and actually when I was a brand new wet felter it is where I started out. The tutorial is very straight foward and easy to follow with lots of instructive pictures. But be carful working with wool can become addactive!

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